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    Report: Virgin Racing fires technical director as it changes direction
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    It's safe to say that Virgin Racing hasn't been a huge success so far. One of three new teams that joined the F1 grid last season, Virgin has largely been performing better than perennial back-markers HRT, but has failed to keep pace with Lotus, which is itself still far from competing with even ...

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    Report: Pat "Crashgate" Symonds finds his way back into F1 with Virgin
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    Say hello again to Pat Symonds. The former Renault F1 technical director was thrown out of the sport in disgrace along with Flavio Briatore in the wake of the Crashgate scandal for having ordered Nelsinho Piquet to crash his car on purpose. But now Symonds is back. In a controversial move, the ...

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    Foresight 2020: F1 Racing projects the future grand prix racer
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    F1 Racing's 2020 projection – Click above for high-res images
    Think of what a future F1 race car might look like and you're likely to conjure up images similar to the Red Bull X1 prototype. But the fact is, in all likelihood, an F1 car nine years from now will look pretty much like the ...

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    Jacques Villeneuve reportedly lodging his own F1 team entry for 2011
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    Jacques Villeneuve (left) is rumored to be supported in his F1 bid by Flavio Briatore (right)
    There are two ways to land an F1 seat: pay or get paid. The latter is largely reserved for the top drivers in the sport. The former involves raising enough sponsorship dough to pay both your salary and a ...

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    FIA, Briatore put an end to legal saga
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    It's been a long, drawn-out affair extending back two years since the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. That's when then-Renault F1 chiefs Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds allegedly instructed their rookie driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash on purpose and give the advantage to his world-champion wingman ...

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    Report: French court overturns F1 bans for Briatore and Symonds
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    Former Renault Formula One leads Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds
    It looks like 2010 is starting off as a better year for Flavio Briatore. According to Planet F1, a French court has overturned the lifetime ban on the former Renault Formula One head honcho, along with alleged co-conspirator Pat ...

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    BREAKING: Renault F1 placed on suspended two-year, Briatore banned indefinitely?
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    The World Motor Sports Council took only 90 minutes to reach a verdict in the case of Crashgate – wherein former driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. intentionally chucked his car into the wall at last year's Singapore GP to hand the win to Renault teammate Fernando Alonso. Realizing that Renault was ...

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    BREAKING: Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds leave Renault F1
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    Flavio Briatore might have wished that he had been a little kinder to client and former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet. After Piquet was sacked for non-performance following the Hungarian Grand Prix this year, he sought revenge by saying that Briatore and team engineering director Pat Symonds ...

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